It can be tempting to over plan a trip. It can be comforting to hold up your binder full of reservations, schedules, and brochures and think I’ve got this! There’s nothing wrong with booking accommodations ahead of time during peak season or researching some sights you would like to see. That being said, don’t plan your trip down to the very last detail and minute. An over planned trip is like a trip in handcuffs – you need to give yourself the freedom to wander, to discover, and to be spontaneous. Avoid over planning your trip so that you can be more flexible. You’ll discover that some of the best things that happen on your trip are the things you didn’t plan.